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Charms



Some amulets are baubles like trinkets on a chain
Some amulets are hallowed
with sanctity arcane
Some idols are chimera like mannequins of clay
Some idols are images
with motivating play
Some talismans are gewgaws like tawdry finery
Some talismans are icons
with profound mystery
Some forms are ornamental like any good-luck charm
Some forms are prophylactic
with protection from harm
Some periapts are trifles like gimmicks that bemuse
Some periapts are specters
with acumen suffuse
Some symbols are catalogs of false identity
Some symbols are tokens
with classic majesty
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